Mumbai: Legendary Hindi film actor Madhuri Dixit will celebrate her 52nd birthday, May 15. From the late 1980s to the early years of 2000, Madhuri established herself as one of the highest paid actresses in the film fraternity. Her acting and dancing skills made her the fantasy of virtually every Indian male at that time.
But do you know that initially Madhuri’s parents did not want her to join the film industry. They wanted to marry her off. They chose emerging playback singer then, Suresh Wadkar as the groom. However, Wadkar turned down the proposal stating that the girl ‘was too thin’.
Madhuri’s parents were heartbroken, but she was happy as it opened doors for her to act in films.
Madhuri made her debut with the 1984 film ‘Abodh’. But it was in ‘Tezaab’ which hit the screens in 1988, that she got recognition. Her ‘Ek, doh, teen’ dance number stole the heart of millions.
Madhuri has acted in blockbusters like ‘Ram Lakhan’, ‘Parinda’, ‘Dil’, ‘Saajan’, ‘Beta’, ‘Khalnayak’, ‘Hum Aapke Hain Kaun’, ‘Raja’ and ‘Dil To Pagal Hai’. These films made her a superstar and a legend. Recently, Madhuri appeared in the comedy ‘Total Dhamal’ and ‘Kalank’.
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Madhuri got married to Dr Shriram Madhav Nene, October 17, 1999. He is a cardiovascular surgeon by profession and at that time used to reside in Los Angeles. The couple has two sons, Arin (born March 2003) and Rayaan (born March 2005). Initially Madhuri relocated to Denver for over a decade. However, she moved back to Mumbai with her family in October 2011.